Nokia's Answer to iTenna Grips and Phone Holds to iPhone 4

NokiaAtenna.gifApple had mentioned Nokia in their press conference today regarding the iPhone 4. Nokia issued a statement on it's own antenna design and function. They say that they have studied how people hold their phones, use specific materials and location of antenna. Just a few years ago it was common to see mobile phones with visible antenna, this style has been changed so that the mobile phone looks nicer.

*Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying human behavior, including how people hold their phones for calls, music playing, web browsing and so on. As you would expect from a company focused on connecting people, we prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict.

In general, antenna performance of a mobile device/phone may be affected with a tight grip, depending on how the device is held. That's why Nokia designs our phones to ensure acceptable performance in all real life cases, for example when the phone is held in either hand. Nokia has invested thousands of man hours in studying how people hold their phones and allows for this in designs, for example by having antennas both at the top and bottom of the phone and by careful selection of materials and their use in the mechanical design.

As you read through that, you probably noticed a few gems. Like how Nokia was "the pioneer of internal antennas." We're not going to say that they weren't, not by any means, but let's just try to stay focused. A comment that's more on track would be something like this: "we prioritize antenna performance over physical design if they are ever in conflict."

Jobs' held a press conference
today in which he offered free cases and


Reports is not giving the iPhone their seal of approval and also
found Apple's claim that the signal bars were
wrongly calculated was bogus.

Wireless and Mobile News' "Review of
Reviews" of the 
iPhone 4 (AT&T)
showed many good features, but also concerns
for the limited data plans as well as signal attenuation.

iPhone 4 had problems with
slow uploads.
  Apple reported that they were stunned with the
south-paw attenuation/death grip and there was problem with signal bars
that would be fixed with a
software update.
On almost every cell phone there can be signal
degradation from hands
blocking the antenna. We posted several videos that show

signal attenuation.